Laurence R. Helfer is an expert in international law whose scholarly interests include interdisciplinary analysis of international law and institutions, human rights, and international intellectual property law and policy. He is co-director of Duke Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law and a member of the faculty steering committee of the Duke Center on Human Rights. Helfer has authored more than 50 publications and has lectured widely on his diverse research interests, which also include of international litigation and dispute settlement and lesbian and gay human rights. He is co-author of the fully updated casebook Human Rights (2d ed., Foundation Press, 2009) and author of the monograph “Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Varieties: International Legal Regimes and Policy Options for National Governments” (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2004). His articles have appeared in leading American law reviews, including the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and Duke’s Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, as well as in numerous peer-reviewed and international law journals.